On Saturday I battled shit weather, (and a relentless torrent of X-Factor-related Twitterers. Look at the musical legacy you’re willingly contributing to!), to commandeer a deserted basement studio and deliver another two hours of brand new music on NME Radio.
From fresh Late of the Pier to psychedelic Brooklynites Small Black it’s all fully listed and linked up below.
Don’t tell me. You missed the live show. Relax! I’m excited to say that plans to establish some kind of weekly listen-again service have been hatched. And as soon as those plans emerge from within my head, are discussed in greater detail with a third party and actually acted upon, I’ll be the first to let you know. Yes I will. Until then, enjoy the new bands, artists and songs off your own back, and feel the benefit of not having some inane chimp gobguffing trivialities between every other song.
While I’m here, you might like to know there’s also a full archive of New Noise tracklists over here, or at least there will be a full archive of New Noise tracklists when I’ve posted them all. Shocking.
I’ll be back with the official NME Chart on Monday morning from 10, plus every day next week between 10am and Midday I’ll be playing out tracks from my Album of the Week – ‘Let It Bleep’ by Royal Bangs, and my Single of the Week, the mind-bendingly ace return of Castle Donington’s Late of the Pier. Along with a genuinely alternative bunch of decent music, new and old.
Come say hello. (Or dont bother and just merely listen for a bit).
Hour 1 (7-8pm)
Yeasayer ‘Ambling Alp‘ (Mute) single out 4th January www.yeasayer.net
Late of the Pier ‘Blueberry’ (Phantasy) single out 14th December www.lateofthepier.com
White Rabbits ‘Percussion Gun’ (Mute) single out 11th January www.whiterabbits.com
Royal Bangs ‘War Bells’ (City Slang) from album ‘Let It Bleep’ out this week (myspace)
The Drums ‘I Felt Stupid’ (Moshi Moshi) single out 7th December (myspace)
Simian Mobile Disco ft Beth Ditto ‘Cruel Intentions’ (Wichita) single out 4th January
Hunx & His Punx ‘You Don’t Like Rock n Roll’ (True Panther/Matador) from ‘Gay Singles’ LP out now (myspace)
The Sandwitches ‘Back To The Sea’ (from Pop Tarts Suck Toasted blog) (myspace)
The Mary Onettes ‘Puzzles‘ (Labrador) single out this week (myspace)
Best Coast ‘When I’m With You’ (Black Iris) ltd. 7” out now (myspace)
James Yuill ‘No Surprise (Fire Mix)‘ (Moshi Moshi) single out 7th December (myspace)
As Tall As Lions ‘Circles’ (Trussed) from ‘Circles’ EP out this week (myspace)
Alex Bleeker & The Freaks ‘Animal Tracks‘ (from Aquarium Drunkard blog) (myspace)
AU ‘Ida Walked Away’ (Aagoo) from album ‘Versions’ out now (myspace)
Darwin Deez ‘Constellations’ (Lucky Number) single out 7th Dec www.darwindeez.com
Hour 2 (8-9pm)
Datarock ‘The Pretender’ (Nettwerk) single out now (myspace)
Doves ‘Brazil (Aeroplane Remix)’ (EMI) out 7th December
Free Energy ‘Free Energy’ (DFA) 7” single out now (myspace)
Brakes ‘Oh Forever’ (Fat Cat) from album ‘Touchdown‘ out now (myspace)
The Joy Formidable ‘Greyhounds In The Slips‘ (-) free download via (myspace)
Swanton Bombs ‘If You Will’ (Turnstile) from forthcoming album ‘Mumbo Jumbo & Murder‘ (myspace)
Good Shoes ‘Talk’ (Brille) b-side of ‘Under Control’ single out 11th January (myspace)
Holly Miranda ‘Forest Green Oh Forest Green‘ (XL) 7” single out now (myspace)
George Pringle ‘Pop Hit‘ (Death To Fals Metal) single out 7th December (myspace)
Blakroc ‘On The Vista ft Mos Def’ (Co Op) from album ‘Blackroc’ out this week www.blakroc.com
The Very Best ‘Julia‘ (Moshi Moshi) single out now (myspace)
Neon Indian ‘Psychic Chasms’ (Lefse Records) from album ‘Psychic Chasms‘ out now (myspace)
Richard Hawley ‘Open Up Your Door’ (Mute) single out this week, also from album ‘Truelove’s Gutter’
Small Black ‘Despicable Dogs‘ (Transparent) (myspace)